Social Security

Social Security is a retirement program for Americans who paid for coverage through payroll deductions or self-employment.

Social Security Administration
SSA.gov
Office of Public Inquiries and Communications Support
1100 West High Rise
6401 Security Blvd.
Baltimore, MD 21235
800-772-1213
800-325-0778 TTY

Social Security Fraud
Office of the Inspector General
OIG.SSA.gov
800-269-0271

Omaha
Old Mill Centre
604 North 109th Court
Omaha, NE 68154
866-716-8299
800-325-0778 TTY
833-515-0443 Fax

Lincoln
Room 240
100 Centennial Mall North
Lincoln, NE 68508
866-593-2880
800-325-0778 TTY
833-641-3167 Fax

Council Bluffs
Suite 1
20 Arena Way
Council Bluffs, IA 51501
866-331-9094
800-325-0778 TTY
833-950-2936 Fax

Supplemental Security Income (SSI)

Federal income supplement program funded by general tax revenues (not Social Security taxes):

  • It is designed to help aged, blind, and disabled people, who have little or no income; and
  • It provides cash to meet basic needs for food, clothing, and shelter.

For those with no countable income and resources below the predetermined limits, the federal benefit rate is $841/month for an individual and $1,261/month for a couple. Any countable income you have (minus a $20 disregard amount) is subtracted from this benefit rate. Nebraska and Iowa both may add a small supplement to the federal benefit rate depending on your living and financial circumstances. These numbers are correct as of 2022 and generally change yearly.

For more information on benefit amounts, resource limits and countable income or to apply for SSI, visit SSA.gov/ssi.